Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Picture, Animal Science

Animal Science, 120 credits

Our domestic animals are of great importance in society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society. Through advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and wellbeing of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance research.


Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

Next start: Uppsala 31 August 2015

Number of admission places: 40

Deadline for application: 15 January 2015

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:

- First instalment: 67500 SEK

- Total programme: 270000 SEK


The interest in animals and their interactions with man and society has led to a strong current job market in animal science. Your education will give you a Master degree in Animal Science with excellent preparation for a research career. As an animal scientist you can work with agricultural/animal advisory services, evaluation, research or product development, but there are also exciting career opportunities in teaching, information, journalism and in the developing countries.


Equivalent to a Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 credits including at least 90 credits in one of the following subject areas:
• Animal Science
• Biology with focus on ethology and animal welfare
• Biology or equivalent within the main field of the education
• Equine Science
• Veterinary Nursing
• Veterinary Medicine

Proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B (2) from Swedish Colleges.
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